Prospective DPMI and past DPMI participants currently enrolled at MIIS are eligible to apply for DPMI Plus. Applicants are reviewed on the basis of the following criteria: initiative, organizational feasibility, relationship of assignment with DPMI skill-set, professional experience and academic performance. Applications for the spring DPMI Plus program are due September 15 (early admission) or October 31 (regular admission). Applications for the summer or fall programs are due by February 15 (early admission) or April 1 (regular admission).
Matriculated MIIS students can complete DPMI Plus during the fall, spring or summer (or any combination of these options). Length of assignment can range from 3-9 months and students are able to earn up to 12 units of academic credit for completion of deliverables related to DPMI and the assignment which are reviewed and approved by Professor Levinger and Carolyn Meyer.
Deliverables involve the application of DPMI tools, frameworks and concepts. A cover sheet should clearly explain how each deliverable relates to the DPMI curriculum (i.e., which specific tools, concepts or frameworks are being applied).
Students also create a case study that examines some DPMI-related issues confronting the organization in which they are carrying out their professional activities. These issues may include project design; project monitoring; training; stakeholder participation; strategic partnering; social entrepreneurship; and innovation.
Credit is offered on a pass/fail basis.
The Development Project Practicum may be completed in conjunction with DPMI 8698 A and B for 12 credits in any given semester, or at any time after a DPMI Certificate has been earned.
Students may request financial aid for travel and living expenses associated with their assignment, however, financial aid is limited to the duration of the semester in which the student registers for DPMI Plus credit (3 months for summer term; 4.5 months for fall or spring semester).
Your final acceptance into DPMI Plus is pending, based on the following conditions:
Please note the following:
This course is open to IEM/MPA students who are also enrolled in the IEM practicum. Students are responsible for all of the deliverables required of the DPMI 8650A course except they only need a minimum of 4 deliverables instead of 7.